Dance Bridge: Workshops, Master Classes & Festivals outside Colorado

(Check homepage for 2014 Colorado Summer Guide)

A Sampling of those outside Colorado.

June 6 – 12: ITALY CONTACT FEST, Arezzo, Italy. Everything takes place in a beautiful sixteenth-century structure in the heart of Tuscany, Villa Godiola. International teachers, jam, classes, intensives, one to one, live music.,

June 20 – 22: CI WORKSHOP, Redding, CT. Contact: Leslie Cohen-Rubury:

June 23 – 27: SUMMER DANCE EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY: DANCING INTO NEW MEDIA, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Department of Dance at The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC. Come explore cutting edge dance technology pedagogy and best practices in the ever-evolving laboratory of dance at UNCG. You will leave renewed and ready to incorporate technology into your classes and into the lives of your students. This five-day intensive hands-on course provides skills and strategies for bridging new media technology and dance education. No previous experience with technology is necessary. Go to to complete the Summer Dance Technology Workshop registration form. Workshop fee $400 – Registration deadline is June 15, 2014. Contact Dr. Parrish at, please email or 336-334-5570 if you have any registration questions.

July 6-11: OBERLIN DANCE INTENSIVE, OH. Features classes in ballet with Bobby Wesner and Contemporary with Holly Handman-Lopez; hiphop with members of And What!? as well as workshops in contact improvisation; West African dance; wellness for dancers and more. FEE: Tuition is $585 early registration (before March 1st) and $625 until April 15th) (commuting and full room and board options available). Email for more information.

July 6 – 12: DANCING OUR WAY HOME Workshop at Still Meadow Retreat Center, Oregon. An innovative, movement centered model for personal transformation & community development. This year Boulder’s Alana Shaw will be joined by renowned sound healer Vickie Dodd, as well as the wonderful Jesse Manno. The combined wonder of Alana’s years of experience, Vickie’s sound healing, and Jesse Manno’s live improvisational music will create a week long workshop not to be missed. Perfect for Educators, Directors, Caregivers, Community Leaders, Artists, Partners, Parents, Students, and Teens. If you are searching for new ways to communicate, express creatively, and grow personally then this is for you. Find more ease and joy in your life through community play. Registration is open and space is limited.

July 7 – 12: INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL, Leitring bei Leibnitz, Austria. For experienced dancers, choreographers, physical theatre performers, actors, contemporary circus performers and directors – performing arts practitioners from different genres and techniques. The Lab language is English. Intensive practical sessions, lectures and discussions take place at the “Green Heart” of Austria, a beautiful fifteen century refurbished castle. Accommodation & meals organized at the castle guest house. Nearest international airports located in Graz & Vienna. Programme, registration, scholarship support:

July 7 – 19: THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE (USA) accepting applications for their 2014 Summer Programs, campus of California State University Long Beach. With a focus on choreography and performance, students, for students age 12 – 22 regardless of training method, will participate in ballet technique and repertoire, as well as modern and musical theatre dance classes. The program concludes with a public performance.
July 21 – 26: THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE (USA), 6-Day Vocational Graded Examination Intensive will be held on the campus of California State University Long Beach. Open to students ages 11 – 22 who are preparing to take RAD Vocational Graded examinations. The Intensive follows the Performance Course. An optional examination session will be held after the Intensive. Info on both workshops: 414-747-9060, or

July 12 – 14: WILD MEADOWS IMPROVISATION INTENSIVE, Schellsburg, PA. Join members of SPAN: Spontaneous Performing Artists Network, a national group of improvising artists, for an intensive exploration of improvisation through somatic modalities, Contact Improvisation, site-specific exploration and performance. Facilitators: Nicole Bindler; Cyrus Khambatta; Curt Haworth  Work study positions available. Questions, more info, register:,

July 13 – 19: CI WORKSHOP, Laqueti Island, BC.

July 28 – Aug. 2: SUSAN MARSHALL & COMPANY, Hosted at Barnard College, 3900 Broadway, NY, NY 10027. Systems for Understanding Movement & Choreography (SUMAC) is six-day intensive workshop supporting dancers and choreographers in choreographic collaboration. Investigate your choreographic process and performance skills. Create work in a supportive environment with dancers and choreographers from NYC and across the globe.

Aug. 18-24″ CONTACT MEETS CONTEMPORARY in Goettingen, Germany. The intensives will be with: Kira Kirsch -’ Axis Syllabus’; Katarina Eriksson – ‘Accidental Excellence – or The Joy of Stumbling into Contact’; Tim O’Donnell – ‘Clarity in the Unknown’. Registration: Some deeper insights into the idea and history of the festival you find in the online edition of contact quarterly:

Plan ahead!!!
September 8 – October 6: 4-Week Creative Residency in Russia. Dancers, Actors and Contemporary Circus Performers – The project mission is to create the “live creation platform” and the fascinating encounter of artists from diverse artistic backgrounds and techniques in multicultural and multilingual artistic environment. The programme includes practical training, rehearsals and the intensive creative process on the way to the performance/work-in-progress. For programme and application details, please visit

October 23 – 26: CI WORKSHOP, Plainfield, MA – Earthdance. Contact:

AUTISM MOVEMENT THERAPY, Inc. Workshops. Next AMT Certification Workshops: June 7 & 8, Pensacola, Fl (Flying High with Autism) –Speaker; June 13 & 14, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  Expressive Arts & Behavior Intensive 2 Day Workshop –Session; June 21 & 22, LA, Ca. July 19 & 20th, 92nd St Y  NYC; October 25-26,  LA, Ca. Nov  11-14, Kuwait Autism Conference -Day session with Dr Stephen Shore. More info: Reply directly to Joanne Lara at 323-240-0361,

November 5 – 9: CAMP MERVEILLES HAWAII 2014 at a private retreat on the northern tip of the Big Island of Hawaii. Plan now, and join us in the islands! Email us at for more information.

Mary Wohl Haan, Dance Bridge Coordinator 303-441-4391,,
A project of the Boulder Arts Commission, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO 80302